Aimsun Next Case Studies


For the EU C-ROADS project, Aimsun is helping to develop Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) by simulating cooperative V2X communication.

Tauranga Transport Hybrid Model

Tauranga’s existing strategic travel demand model has been closely coupled with a new hybrid mesoscopic-microscopic supply model in Aimsun Next.

Paris: Eiffel Tower Mission

In the context of the competition for redesigning the Eiffel Tower area by 2023, the Paris City Council commissioned a wide-area microscopic model for the contestants to use to present their project proposals.

New Delhi: citywide hybrid model

The New Delhi hybrid model incorporates a wide range of vehicle types, and a specially adapted version of the microsimulator can include non-lane-based behavior.

Calais: Eurotunnel freight terminal model

Eurotunnel’s Strategic Development team used Aimsun Next to test different scenarios for the layout at the Calais freight terminal. The optimum layout selected allows Eurotunnel to fulfill or even exceed its promise to clients of a total journey time of 90 minutes.

Athens: modelling congestion pricing and its environmental impact

The Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is developing a detailed traffic model of the entire metropolitan area of Athens for simulating road traffic and supporting energy-efficient transport decisions.

Sydney: CBD Aimsun Next Model

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is developing an innovative, multi-layered traffic model of Sydney’s central business district (CBD) to test the impacts of a wide range of projects particularly the introduction of light rail through the city centre.

New York City: Transit Signal Priority (TSP)

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) are embarking on an ambitious
program to provide TSP to 6,000 buses in New York City.

Belo Horizonte: Implementation of BRT lanes

The city of Belo Horizonte is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the issue of public transport is taking high priority. Among the plans is the implementation of a set of bus priority corridors, following the BRT
models already in operation in even larger cities such as Curitiba and Bogotá.

Toronto: the Simulation Framework

The pioneering SimFrame is a multipurpose, multilayer traffic simulation framework for the freeway and major arterial road network in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The model is to become MTO Central Region’s primary tool for future traffic analysis as part of planning and design, operational reviews and traffic management strategy decision-making.

Hong Kong: Vehicle and pedestrian integration in the Admiralty model

In preparation for major new infrastructure developments in Hong Kong’s CBD, the Transport Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region commissioned Arup to conduct a large-scale assessment of the the impact of the revamp on the local traffic. Arup’s proposed layout aims to reduce congestion by diverting road-based traffic to rail-based public transport.

Rio de Janeiro: Olympic Family Project

Modelle (TECTRAN Group) is using Aimsun software in a series of ongoing deployment studies as part of the Transport Strategic Plan for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The plan includes a special lane network dedicated to the Olympic Family, prioritising participants’ circulation during the event, either through segregated tracks or priority shift.

New York City: Manhattan Traffic Model

The Manhattan Traffic Model (MTM) is one of the most complex large-scale simulation models currently in existence. The MTM will permit the consistent assessment of the network-wide cumulative impact of current and future traffic management projects and provide a platform for future analyses and expansion to other boroughs and, where possible, the region.

Montreal: expand and integrate the city model

The City of Montreal wants to make a move towards a reusable, super large-scale simulation base model. The first step was to find an all-in-one, extensible modelling environment that would not only allow it to streamline its simulation platform but also vastly expand the Montreal model….

Saint Petersburg: integration of Aimsun microsimulation and SPEKTR controllers

The Program Interface Controller (PIC) exemplifies what Aimsun is all about: openness and accessibility. Developed by Russian company RIPAS, the PIC is a kind of visionary tool that links Aimsun modelling software with the SPEKTR road traffic controller and the ITS SPEKTR (the control centre). This integration clearly demonstrates future possibilities to traffic engineers and potential investors and developers.

Sheffield: city centre model

Arup have been developing the Aimsun Next model of Sheffield city centre for Sheffield City Council over a number of years. It was originally intended to test the impact of a major development proposal but has subsequently been greatly expanded and developed in order to model the effects of public transport proposals and develop new transport models.

Paris Tram

Paris: east extension of the Tramway des Maréchaux

La Marie de Paris (Paris city council) commissioned Aimsun to assess the impact of different designs for the new segregated tramway. Urban planners submitted four different scenarios: one axial tramway and three lateral tramways in different configurations.